Single Idea 511

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 4. External Goods / d. Friendship]

Full Idea

The friendship of one intelligent man is better than that of all the unintelligent.

Gist of Idea

It is better to have one intelligent friend than many unintelligent


Democritus (attrib) (reports [c.250 BCE], B098)

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.102